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U.S. nuke deal with Iran announced on same date Persian king endorsed Haman's plan to kill the Jews...

 On Thursday, April 2, 2015, the framework for the Iran nuke deal was publicly announced. Do you know what date that corresponds to on the Jewish calendar? 141 more words


The Ladies of Purim: Some Of The First Feminists

By Jeri Reisman

The holiday of Purim has just passed for 2015 and with every historical event there is rarely an act of female heroism, but for this holiday there is! 562 more words


What will your story be? Part 13- Queen Esther Beauty Contestant Gets a Crown

This edition of what will your story be will focus on true beauty. This is important to our personal stories because we live in a world that focuses heavily on looks and we too are often influenced by how others view our physical appearance. 1,893 more words

What Will Your Story Be



Though moderns would not think it best

Ahasuerus and the rest

Since Vashti was unseen

Chose to choose a new queen.

Esther hand’ly won the contest.

(Est 1.19)     – eab,  4/1/05




The story of Esther is one of my favourites in the whole Bible because her journey marks an event in time where the king was deceived into ‘giving the order that all Jews—young and old, including women and children—must be killed, slaughtered, and annihilated on a single day’. 925 more words

RPC History Week 19 3/27/15

Today I will be talking about Queen Esther. Also Esther is her Persian name her Jew name is Hadassah.

It started when King Ahasuerus held a festival which is 180 days long before invading Greece. 197 more words

RPC History Weekly Essays

Haman and Hate (and Hamas by Proxy?) meet the Hangman, Part Two

Part One: A Feast for the Eyes

Part Two:  Persia Meets Reality and Esther

 As you will recall from Part One, King Xerxes put on a six month display of his kingdom’s wealth (c. 1,256 more words